The missing subtitles on freeview

picardOne evening while i was watching newly discovered star trek (my blog) on one of those vague channels and i pressed the subtitles button by mistake on the tv remote but there where none.

That surprised me after all it seems as if there two sets of rules one for the bbc/itv and another for the sky (my blog).  I wonder how that got past the disabled lobby who hate the bbc when things go wrong when there tea has sugar in (my blog) i guess some kind of bribe get passed to them.

on not keeping in touch with the music

Joyce Hatto crook theifBananas likes Philip Glass (my blog) and i have even been to see an opera live on tour. However as i live on the wrong continent keeping abreast of the goings on is a bit pointless, Sure i am going to fly several thousand miles and see him. So me and his email newsletter lost our relationship with each other some years ago,

Anyhow apparently he popped up locally and apparently he was also sold out.  His operas are not always my favourite type of banana but its nice to see that boring \ snobby classical music scene is not having it own way with its dull fare of top ten dead composers and proms snobs who exist the world of classical music.

It happens.

Back to the exciting topic of sausage skins

sausage-v.SMYes the exciting world of sausages (my blog) is back today after all its an important topic that all beauty contestants worry about* after world peace, and baton twirling but not sausages this proves how stupid your beauty contestant is.

So having confirmed my hypothesis that hot sausage skins taste like plastic through some unscientific consensus, but are ok cold Professor and his team of female vets** went to a bbq and had German sausages that where edible hot.  They came from Lidl.  So Professor went on an expedition and got us apes some.

I do hope that the british pork sausage is not fucked up but some rule that german ones dont have to follow from the european community – the label says natural and they are edible hot as well as cold.

Lidl is supposed to be ‘cheap and nasty’ but there german sausages are rather good, i fear for the british banger with its plastic wrapping as produced now.

* joke ** men vets are too ugly for tv companies.

buy me the sky,xinran

chinaisbn: 9781848044717 is about the one child generation in china. Maligned in many ways either by gender (my blog), ‘freedom’, or spoilt aka little emperors there is no pleasing anybody.

This is a sideways look at a select bunch of the one child generation in the west and it dodges questions with the added protection of aliases none of whom is a banana which saddened me its an insult to bananas everywhere.

Quite interesting and a bit flowery 1/5 bananas.

Writing a duress password script after Anthony R. Silva’s recent experience

securityBananas read that an american mayor was stopped by homeland security/tsa (not here) and mugged of this electronics and his password for reasons best known to the low paid security ‘professionals’ perhaps they wanted a newer phone or some other reason.

A duress password is something you give out willingly when your given no choice as noted in the article above but it is not an option in products say the iphone (my blog) which i dont own so the next time apple say privacy is required take it with a pinch of salt, the same can be said of others too.

Anyhow being a trustworthy figure** comrade Silva complained and while his/city stuff has yet to be given back i thought it well worth having a go at.

So for fun one weekend i wrote a linux based duress script with the help of a virtual server which if i wanted to be really cool i would mention buzz words like sdn, and docker,  its a fun thing to do and i hope i will never have to use it, but i have one now.

Basically it uses shred and dd with some elevated privileges i went for root and disk for this user and an autologin script that works both for a gui and terminal access.  Not a lot remains in the virtual linux box, You probably cannot do this in microsoft products* and you might need root access for android but it was mostly fun cloning vm’s and destroying them. After all in linux land is a lot more reliable than somebody else.

So why would need such an item i guess your saying ‘i have nothing to hide’.  Well imagine your Saeed Malekpour who is a citizen of Canada and is in an Iranian prison awaiting the death penalty for writing web software that many people use but also porn firms use as well.  You can make your mind up on the merits of your ideals and if the Iranians might feel you too deserve a death sentence for perhaps eating bacon or something..

sarahpalinYou reply ‘um yes that is bad but america would never do that’ despite Josh Duggar and Kim Davies and those jesus loving republicans (my blog) well that’s your option to ignore this but please dont become another Saeed in which i write a blog post about you.

So is this a feature or a threat this ? since an admin person has to setup an account and the password with extra rights this is pretty secure after all you have to give the password and you generally would not want to run as that user so i think its pretty safe for the user and the organisation after all cisco employees where once targeted by the tsa for what was on there laptops and who knows where that information finally ended up.

The other option for the script would be a cron and a remote sync kill switch which would be on a par with Plumpergeddon (my blog) and would not be that hard to remote wipe, should a thief crack the password and login then a script would run and the disk would be clean.

That might be next weekends task, it does sound fun…..

*with lots of personal information gathered by microsoft and stored (not here) your probably screwed using microsoft products. **somebody voted.

the annihilation score,Charles Stross

spidermanisbn: 9780356505312 is the latest laundry book (my blog start there) so i am a bit biased.

This is a take on the superhero thing and despite the weakness of superheroes be it censorship (my blog), or the continued retelling of origin tales seems believable compared to the average crap filmmakers re-imagine every two films since the baddies are generally rubbish.

There is a lot of rehash. But a coherent tale is told about security theatre and politics.

3/5 bananas



blocklist versus prohibit in linux networking

tube recycle those 1's and 0's

tube recycle those 1’s and 0’s

Both do the same sort of thing (my blog) except that it prohibit bad traffic except that prohibit tells you why.

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:818717 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:818717 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:232611001 (221.8 MiB)  TX bytes:232611001 (221.8 MiB

Mind you

RX bytes:552785153 (527.1 MiB)  TX bytes:552785153 (527.1 MiB)

Is proof there is a lot of traffic not worth responding to